Arion and the Dolphin

Vikram Seth - 1994
    This theme from Arion and the Dolphin as retold by Vikram Seth from an ancient Greek legend, is brilliantly expressed by the tender, dramatic harmonies of shape, color, and line in Jane Ray's glowing illustrations. Full color.

River Rose and the Magical Lullaby

Kelly Clarkson - 2016
    The book comes complete with an original lullaby written and performed by Kelly herself, and fans can listen to it at's a big day for River Rose she's going to the zoo! But when she's too excited to fall asleep the night before, it takes a magical lullaby from Mom to send River Rose off on a dream adventure! Soon River Rose is hopscotching with the hippos, slip-sliding with the penguins, and dancing with the big brown bears. It's a rollicking, rhyming tale from America’s most beloved performer, recording star Kelly Clarkson. Join along on this bedtime journey with an original lullaby that parents and kids are sure to love!River Rose landed down in the center of the zoo.And right around the corner came a bouncy kangaroo.He was just about to ask if there was something he could do,when River Rose jumped up and said, "We've come to play with you!"

Little White Duck

Walt Whippo - 2000
    Now, for the first time, it is brought to life in picture book form by artist Joan Paley, whose collages were described by School Library Journal as "quite impressive ... a cross between the works of Denise Fleming and Lois Ehlert". Bold and lively, this book is sure to have readers chanting along with a duck that quacks!, a bug that buzzes!, a snake that hisses!, and a frog that glugs! Musical notation is included.

Nibble Nibble

Margaret Wise Brown - 1959
    Lots of onomatopoeia and large pictures with the right amount of white space make this book a good read-aloud for very young children."With charming paintings from award-winning naturalist artist Wendell Minor, this book is sure to "nibble nibble nibble" its way into the hearts of a whole new generation of Margaret Wise Brown readers.

Doing the Animal Bop

Lindsey Gardiner - 2005
    The big ostrich dances with feathers that bounce . . . the silly snake slithers with a hiss and a wriggle . . . the monkeys bop with a jump and a jiggle . . . and even the elephant dances with big stomping feet. This funny picture book with its music compact disc is for kids who love to dance—and if there are any boys and girls out there who don't like to dance, this book will change their minds. They can jump and jiggle, jive and wriggle. Doing the Animal Bop is certain to make them laugh and giggle. Big, extra bright illustrations on every page come with a humorous, rhyming text, and the enclosed CD provides the music!Book Details: Format: Book+CD Publication Date: 10/1/2005 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up

Old Macdonald Had a Farm

Pam Adams - 1975
    Available in three formats, suitable for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the nursery or classroom.

The Midnight Farm

Reeve Lindbergh - 1987
    Secrets of the dark are revealed in this poem describing a farm at midnight.

Going to the Zoo

Tom Paxton - 1996
    Rhythmic verse leads you through a wild kingdom where animals burst from every page. Monkeys are scritch, scritch, scratchin', and kangaroos are hop, hop, hoppin', making every moment an adventure.Karen Lee Schmidt's lively, irresistible illustrations show the animals up to all sorts of mischief. And with the easily played melodies included, this musical menagerie is every bit as fun as a trip to the zoo. Youngsters will want to "stay all day" -- and come back again and again!

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young

Michael Rosen - 2015
    Nonsense verses with the feel of classic nursery rhymes tickle the ear and set feet tapping while expressive illustrations by Chris Riddell illuminate the larger-than-life characters. With subject matter that runs the gamut of a child’s emotional range from hungry and angry to wiggly and giggly, these thirty-six clever poems will delight little listeners.

Pots and Pans

Patricia Hubbell - 1998
    For high-energy toddlers, here's a playful poem that celebrates the thrill of making noise.

Bear Moves

Ben Bailey Smith - 2018
    . . Bear's in a dancing mood, and his friend Bunny is happy to help out with the boom box. With moves like Furry Breaking, Running Bear (you run but don't go anywhere), and the classic back spin, who could blame observers who might want to bust a move of their own? Actor/rapper Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown) and artist Sav Akyuz team up again for a lively two-step with the multitalented Bear.

Yes, Yes, Yaul!

Jef Czekaj - 2012
    But with a little help from rap duo Hip and Hop, this prickly porcupine might just discover something he can say "yes" to. Straight from Oldskool County, this hilarious companion to Hip & Hop, Don't Stop!, introduces a brand-new character that kids will love! Featuring short raps read at varying speeds and comic book elements, this jacketed picture book is a rollicking read-aloud that will have kids saying "yes!"

Nighty-Night, Cooper

Laura Joffe Numeroff - 2013
    With new songs to sing (you may know the tunes . . . ), Bedtime is special for these kangaroos.           Cooper just can't fall asleep! But Mama has an idea. Setting new stories to familiar tunes, Mama shares six new lullabies with her not-so-sleepy son. Which Kanga will be the first one to dreamland?      This merry story—with original lullabies—was created by the talented author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff. The sonorous text is paired with art by illustrator Lynn Munsinger--known for her kid-friendly characters like Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat. Pair this with Lots of Lambs for another Numeroff/Munsinger treat!

Hickory Dickory Dock

Keith Baker - 2007
    As a huge grandfather clock strikes each hour from one o' clock in the afternoon to midnight, a different animal passes by, and the mouse has a funny interaction with each of them.     With counting, telling time, and a cozy bedtime ending to engage them, children will be chiming in for repeated readings.

Bears in a Band

Shirley Parenteau - 2016
    They don’t care if the notes are wrong! But uh-oh, Big Brown Bear is fast asleep. Will their lively music wake him up? A small moment of trepidation segues into a jubilant performance in a story that will be sweet music to little ears.